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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Top 10 Fastest Aircraft in 2012


Flying is dream of human race from age of ancient Romans. In 1900 first air craft was invented. After that technology keep on moving propeller engine was replaced by jet engine during World War II. Mach 1 breaks the sound barrier. After that many new modifications and inventions came into being. In today’s world everything is fast and everyone want to move quickly around the world. In the following there is list of top 10 fastest aircrafts of the world,

10. F-111

F-111 is known to be as the world’s fastest strategic bomber; also called Aardvark is being created by General Dynamics, goes at a top speed of 1,850 miles per hour. When it was first bring to Air Force, there were different errors and deficiencies found, due to which it become land based aircraft.

 9. F-15

The F-15 Eagle is the speediest US Jet Fighter to fly the skies with maximum speed of over 1,875 miles per hour, F-15 is able of  carrying over a maximum weight of 12,250 kgs, which consists of bombs, missiles and fuel load, the F-15 can go at top speed with ease.

 8. XB-70

 XB-70 was created by the North American Aviation during the 1950s to avoid interceptors and other jet fighters, as it can fly to over 1,890 miles per hour. It is also called The Valkyrie Working as a strategic bomber, its existence was to prepare the B-70, a nuclear-armed strategic bomber for the US.

 7. X-2

The Bell X-2 is a research plane that is used to study and advance research in aerodynamics, temperature control, maneuverability, and control, which made way for better and faster planes to be made. It can go for as fast as 1,900 miles per hour. 

6. MiG-25

Ghe Mikoyan MiG-25 is famed to be the world’s fastest jet fighter, which flies at a speed of over 2,000 miles per hour. It had two versions: the reconnaissance type that flew in 1969 and the interceptor in 1972. Even though war simulation is an issue for the said aircraft, it was able to get over F-15 missiles with no problem, dodging 10 missiles altogether during the Gulf War.



 5. YF-12A

The Lockheed YF-12A first flew in August 7, 1963 within the territory of Area 51, in concealing the A-12 from the world. It was seen at the Edwards Air Force Base in California.It flew at 2,070 miles per hour,  overlapping the Mach 3.2.

4. SR-71

The SR-71 Blackbird has set a world record for the fastest still standing speed record of 2,193.17 miles per hour and it is able to reach a max speed of 2,200 mph or Mach 3.5 to 3.7. Due to its fast flight, its body has been made of titanium, instead of the usual aluminum, for it to withstand heat that can go as high as 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit that impacts the wings and the fuselage.

 3. X-15

The X-15 was made by North America and was destined to be a plane that makes its pilots cross the borders of being plane pilots to astronauts, because it can easily gone beyond the 50 mile-height. It’s top speed of 4,520 miles per hour or Mach 6.7. It was perfect for space training also this plane was used by the famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong, before he went on the mission for the moon.

 2. X-43A

The X-43A Scramjet created by NASA has reached the record of being the fastest aircraft in the world, considering its design, aesthetics, and flight limitations. With a top speed of over 7,000 miles per hour, or being 9.3 times faster than the speed of sound, this unmanned plane can reach the top speed in just 11 seconds, which is amazing at any degree.

 1. HTV-2

The Falcon HTV-2 or Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 can fly at a crazy speed of 13,000 miles per hour, making it 3.6 miles per second. It can travel from London to Sydney in just 60 minutes. This plane is created to address terrorist attacks by sending a plane directly from American bases in a matter of minutes.

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